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Jigsaw briefly referrs to the Punisher as a "cocksucker."


A large massacre breaks out in a mansion at the opening of the film with bloody violence, including a man getting his head cut off and a man getting a chair leg shoved through his face.

A man is thrown into a glass grinder where all his skin is ripped to shreds.

A plastic surgeon is seen with a surgical tool shoved through his forehead.

A man has a flashback where his family is killed during a picnic. Blood is shown and dead bodies.

A man breaks a glass and shoves it through another man's neck.

Jigsaw snaps a doctor's neck

A man is eaten by another man behind a desk. Nothing is shown other than the man pops out from behind the desk and bites into a kidney. We also hear graphic gushing sounds, the man being eaten groaning and the man eating the other man hollering maniacally.

A man is blown up by an RPG.

A man is shot in the knees then dropped on a spikey fence, and is jumped on by Castle, breaking his neck. Blood is shown.

A man has his face punched into his head.

A man has his face blown off by a shotgun.

An old woman is found with half of her head blown off (bloody).

A large shootout occurs at an old motel at the end of the film filled with bloody violence to bloody to go into full detail other than a man is shot in the face and a guy in the elevator has his head blown off.

A man is shot in the head by Frank.

A man is shot in the head by Jigsaw

A man is stabbed through the sides and thrown into a fire.

A mugger is shot off screen.


70 f-words and a lot of other milder language. Russian strong profanities are also used.


Several scenes involving a minor character snorting cocaine, and "using meth" (no on-screen use of the latter.)

Most characters smoke and drink.


Jigsaw in general may frighten young children/ the squeamish.

The violence may be considered intense, though it's mostly cartoonish and over the top.

While this film may have MUCH more violence and gore than the 2004 film, it's all either fake-looking or just downright ridiculous, making some of it unintentionally funny.

Total: 29/50

Recommended for mature children aged 15 and over.

Rated R for pervasive strong brutal violence, language and some drug use

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